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I’m not going to lie, when I was invited to come down to Atlanta to cover the A3C festival, the first thing I had on my mind was…”Atlanta? The home of Waka Flocka, Gucci, and T.I.? A mecca for boom bap hip-hop?”
In a word, yes. Little did I know that The ATL is on the cutting edge of our urban culture with it’s annual A3C (All Three Coasts) event. The showcase and festival, now in it’s 6th year, brings together industry professionals, media, and over 200 performers from all across the country in what can only be called the Hip-Hop South By Southwest.
Day 1 started off with a bang, beginnign with a live panel discussion featuring 9th Wonder, Murs, and Buckshot, hosted by new Atlanta Legend Dres Tha Beatnik, and ending with performances by all, including Skyzoo, and Jean Grae.
Parts 2 and 3 Tomorrow.